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Email Hider Plugin

Hide your author and site emails in Joomla article feeds

One of the more annoying features of the Joomla content component is that it provides an easy way for spammers to get hold of your author emails using your articles feed. One way to stop that is to change the site configuration to use the site email instead, but this is not always a good solution, because you may want to use your site email address to do things like actually contact people, and don't want to get a lot of spam.


So we made this little plugin instead, you can just install it and enable it, then in the plugin configuration set the email address you want to use in feeds. For example you might want to set it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.', create a junk mail account of that name, then check it once a month in the very unlikely event that it ever receives anything other than spam.


The plugin is compatible with Joomla 2.5 and 3, and will work with feeds generated by the Joomla content component. It may also work with other RSS feeds if they work by using the Joomla core document feed type.



Upload and install as normal using the Joomla install. Find the plugin in the Joomla plugin manager (it is in the system group). Enable it, and in the plugin settings put whatever email address you want to use, it can be a completely made up one if you want.

Email hider version 1.0.0

compatible with Joomla 2.5 and 3

Hits: 480 downloads so far